Year: 1976 Source: New York: Grune & Stratton, 1976. p.371-399 SIEC No: 19871035

The problem of suicide is analyzed from the viewpoint of contemporary philosophy. The discussion focuses on 3 issues: 1) the moral blameworthiness of suicide, 2) when suicide is morally justified or objectively right, 3) whether & when suicide is best or rational for the agent. The moral obligations of other person’s toward those who are contemplating suicide are also reviewed. (10 refs.) (LH)